Translation of "veto" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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vetonoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈviː.təʊ/ us /ˈviː.t̬oʊ/ plural vetoes

an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something

否决;禁止
The president has the power of veto over any bill that comes across his desk.
In theory the British government could use its veto to block this proposal. 理论上英国政府可以利用否决权来阻止这项议案通过。
The Senate voted to override the president's veto of the proposed measures. 参议院投票推翻了总统对拟议中的措施的否决。
mainly UK My parents put a veto on our watching television for more than two hours each evening. 妈妈禁止我们每天晚上看电视超过两个小时。

More examples

  • Opponents are unlikely to be able to muster enough votes to override the veto.
  • The president used his veto to override the committee's decision.
  • The chairwoman used her veto to block the appointment.

vetoverb [ T ]

uk /ˈviː.təʊ/ us /ˈviː.t̬oʊ/

to refuse to allow something

否决;禁止
In 1961, President De Gaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the Common Market. 1961年,戴高乐总统行使否决权,反对英国加入西欧共同市场。
[ + -ing verb ] My boss vetoed my taking any more time off this year. 我的老板不允许我今年再请假。

More examples

  • The president has the power to veto the imposition of sanctions.
  • Managers vetoed proposals for a shorter working week.
  • My father vetoed our plans for a trip to Turkey.

(Translation of “veto” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)